Getting Help with R Programming: Useful Survival Skills

Useful Resources to Learn about R on the Internet

When I program in R and struggle with something, the first thing that I usually turn to is Google.  I search the relevant function or the desired outcome, and I often find the solutions within the first few hits.  They likely show up in the documentation, online discussion forums like Nabble and Stack Overflow, email threads within the R Mailing List, and web sites that provide tutorials on R (like R-Bloggers and the UCLA Statistical Computing Group).  These are all great resources.

Today, however, I’m going to show you some useful survival skills within the R environment.  I read about these help facilities on Page 7 of the 3rd edition of the book “Data Analysis and Graphics Using R” by John Maindonald and W. John Braun.

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